§ 153.218  SATELLITE DISH ANTENNA.
   (A)   Definition.  A SATELLITE DISH ANTENNA shall mean an earth-based station whose purpose is to receive communications or other signals from orbiting satellites or extraterrestrial sources, together with other equipment related to those purposes.
   (B)   Criteria for approval.  Prior to installation of a satellite dish antenna, a building permit shall be required pursuant to the application procedures outlined in this chapter.  The application for the building permit must include construction drawings, method of installation, including details on anchoring, fencing, and screening.
   (C)   Considered accessory building.  A satellite dish antenna shall be considered an accessory building as outlined in this chapter.  No accessory building may be built upon any lot in single ownership upon which there is no principal building.  This condition shall apply to accessory buildings in any district.
   (D)   Front yard prohibited.  Any satellite dish antenna covered by this section is prohibited from the front yard.
   (E)   Height.  The height of any satellite dish antenna, when installed, shall not exceed 18 feet above ground level.
   (F)   Placement.  The placement of any satellite dish antenna shall satisfy all lot line setback requirements.
   (G)   Satellite signals.  If a usable signal cannot be obtained by installation within the requirements of this chapter, the unit may be installed upon a roof or raised platform if the antenna is installed to withstand stresses caused by weight and wind.  A usable satellite signal is one which, when viewed on a conventional television set, is at least equal in picture quality to that received from local commercial television stations or by way of cable television.
   (H)   Writing and images prohibited.  No part of the satellite dish antenna shall exhibit any name, message, symbol, graphic representation, or other writing visible from adjoining properties.
   (I)   Compliance.  The satellite dish antenna, any equipment or devices used in conjunction with the antenna for the transmission of signals and the construction, installation, maintenance, and operation thereof, shall comply with all applicable laws, statutes, codes, ordinances, rules, and regulations.
(1993 Code, § 154.168)  (Ord. 84-1, passed 1-3-1984)